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Discussion in 'Death Cards' started by Otto, Sep 21, 2000.

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    This man fell during the Battle of Britanny near Rennes while his comrades were either retreating to brest or to falaise.

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    Death cards. I hadn't been familiar with this practice in relation to times of war. Of course, I'm now completely fascinated by this. Well, it looks like I have a new obsession. Thank you for posting both the cards, as well as, the traditions regarding them.
    Stevin, you mentioned a book? Is it obtainable?
     
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    Fallen at the Somme front in June 1940
     
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    A Belgian POW who fell in Czechoslovaqia on MAY 9TH 1945 !

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    One of a French army officer and Resistant who was shot by the Germans in 1944

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    A French Padre who who a Resistant. He was arrested and died at Buchenwald . Note there is another priest with him on the picture

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    This student was a Resistant. He was deported to Buchenwald where he died during the air Raid which bombed part of the camp

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    A tragic mistake, the death date is wrong (1923 instead of 1923) . So this guy who died when he was not even 20 is marked as having died before he was born....

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    French Chasseur fallen on June 10th 1940

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    This young soldier did not survive the deadly Falaise gap and was kille don August 14th 1944

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    Just 19. Just a kid... :(
     
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    This one fell on d-Day + 10 , only 19 years old

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    A French maquisard who fell at the Vercors Battle in 1944

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    is there anything that can make one death card more special or rarer than another?
     
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    Units and specific battles make cards interesting.


    Here is one soldier who fell near Crimea in 1941 .

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    Death cards, IMO, are all based on person of interest. To sift through the numerous cards one can find personal stories of soldiers that peak their interest. This thread contains many different variations of units, location of said unit, and some personal info. It's all in what you find engaging about the fallen soldier.
     
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    Interesting piece.
     
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    A casualty of the Endkamp at Danzing in march 1945.

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    and this Luftwaffe officer died in Romania and is buried in Bucarest.

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